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Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Orion Cruise Reviews

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There were so many penguins everywhere.  On land they came right up to us.
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Nothing beats the unexpected by Liz and Pat
"In the past few years we have been travelling with Explorer, Venture, Resolution but Orion is just unique.Me and Pat were enjoying a couple of Lindblad cruises, even before when it was National Geographic...."Read More
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Nothing beats the unexpected by Liz and Pat

Review for National Geographic Orion to South Pacific

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LizAndPat57
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We came to Singapore few days before, to enjoy the most expensive city in the world. On the day before embarking the Orion we met with the other fellow cruisers and actually a couple of them we knew from before. It was a treat to see them again after so many years. Me and Pat were enjoying a couple of Lindblad cruises, even before when it was National Geographic. In the past few years we have been ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Great cruise with few particulars

Review for National Geographic Orion to South Pacific

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BobFischcruiser
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I have been with Lindblad for many years now and this was my first trip on a beautiful expedition vessel Orion. I love every bit of it. Great expedition team, amazing Captain Alex and his crew. Hotel services, such as service, culinary, housekeeping were amazing. Stretch class in the morning, followed by a very nice outdoor breakfast, possible landing or a presentation in the lounge. Lunch in ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Extraordinary Journey on Orion

Review for National Geographic Orion to Antarctica

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2cruiseSue
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was on my husband's bucket list, not mine. I was afraid of the Drake Passage and didn't really want to go. It turned out to be the best adventure of our lives! We started in Santiago, Chile with the pre-cruise wine tasting tour. This included a trip around Santiago the first day, three vineyards over the next two days, a lunch we cooked at one vineyard, and two gourmet dinners in ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Dreams Really Do Come True

Review for National Geographic Orion to Antarctica

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Cprofct
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Antarctica has been my dream for years. I researched every type of tour operator before deciding on National Geographic Orion. It is a small luxury ship, where they have the ability to get everyone off the ship for multiple daily excursions. There were a dozen naturalists aboard who gave daily lectures on everything from photography to killer whales. Every detail was thought out and implemented to ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Russian Arctic and Wrangel Island

Review for National Geographic Orion to Arctic

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Davben58
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our 7th adventure cruise with Lindblad and the 4th on the Orion. We chose this trip because it was to a very different part of the world and it was on the Orion which is our favourite Lindblad ship. There are only 100 guests so it is easy to get to know many others We were not disappointed. We were able to visit some very unique Russian locations and meet some amazing local people who ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Arctic and Russian Far East - Expensive dinner cruise with not much else

Review for National Geographic Orion to Russia River

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Underimpressed
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We have traveled with NatGeo/Lindblad on several occasions, Galapagos, Iceland, Africa (NatGeo solely), Alaska and now Wrangel Island. I had looked forward to this trip for almost 2 years. My expeditions were not met however. Food: Plentiful and good as always. Alcohol: Free flowing (I'm not a drinker, but it appeared it was free flowing). Excursions: Not so great. Our first stop ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


A very educational and captivating experince

Review for National Geographic Orion to Antarctica

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natalecutri
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I thought this expedition was fantastic in every respect. It was very educational with the lecturers by the naturalists and photographers. The Orion hotel staff and cruise were helpful and friendly at all times as were the naturalists and photographers. I met a fantastic group of people from many parts of the world. Antarctica was nothing short of spectacular particularly the colour of the ice ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Traveled with disabled person


Mesmerizing

Review for National Geographic Orion to Antarctica

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Tilikum
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Cruising with Linblad/Nat Geo was as opportunity to observe wildlife on the 7th Continent while having naturalist readily available to answer questions. Captain Martin Graser and his bridge crew were readily available, friendly and professional. They were also instrumental in spotting wildlife. We enjoyed exploring the departure cities of Santiago and Ushuaia. The cities of Sewell and ...
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Sail Date: November 2018


Exceptional in every way

Review for National Geographic Orion to Antarctica

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Penguinonice
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Some people are called to Antarctica, and the Orion took us there in luxury for our adventures. The crew was outstanding in all ways as were the various expert naturalists and photographers. It was fun to hear the captain tell us about how we were going to maneuver to avoid storms and the itinerary would change due to weather conditions -- but we always landed in great spots or explored with the ...
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Sail Date: November 2018


Fantastic cruise/expedition with outstanding crew, staff and guests.

Review for National Geographic Orion to Transpacific

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hgrinolds
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our 7th cruise with Lindblad. We go with Lindblad/NatGeo because of the smaller ship size (72 people on this one), the knowledgeable and expert staff and the very high quality of the crew. We toured the Tumumatu Atolls and the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, visiting 17 in 15 days. Some had not seen a cruise ship stop there and many did not have any people where we swam, ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


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